From the opening exhortation of "Let me hear those drums, motherfucker!" Santa Inferno's sophomore release for Imaginary Albums unleashes an unrelenting torrent of teeth-achingly memorable melodies, ass-shakingly irresistable rhythms, and heart-palpitatingly wonderful weirdness. Where Wonderland of Smut was, for lack of a more evocative categorization, a pop album breathtaking in its variety, Desert Music is a rock album whose energy, exuberance, and raw beauty leave you gasping for more.
Geeks will want to sample the quirky theme song "A TV Guide Zealot's Xmas Carol" or the deceptively effortless, Lennon-worthy "Marmalade" first. Freaks will prefer to go straight to the scalp-tingling "Flashback Track." But (what's the opposite of filler? emptyer?) every one of these nine tracks is glorious, indispensible emptyer.